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La Gazette 1635: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, 1635 has already begun, so there are more hope for a misty peace in our exhausting Thiry Years’ War (1618-1648). Battles are more furious, negotiations are hotter while the life goes on & our La Gazette adds more … Continue reading

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Russian Orthodox Icons: Our Lady of Kazan

Esteemed Readers, we continue our travel around the Orthodox world. This year it is dedicated to our Icons. The story of the Saint Images is very interesting as it always mixes a miracle with difficulties of life, while its contemplation … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Abraham of Smolensk

Abraham of Smolensk (1150 or 1172 – approx. 1222) was a Russian monk, a priest & a miracle worker. He founded the Bogor’otskaja convent. His spiritual way is similar to other monks: when his parents died he became a monk … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1634: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, here are some latest miscellaneous tidings of November 1634, the period of the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648). The life goes on no matter canon shots & troops crossing European lands back & forth. Hamburg, the 3rd November, 1634: … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Ivan Vyshenskyi

Ivan Vyshenskyi ( approx.1545-about 1630) was another Russian monk who managed to join fraternity of the Mount Athos. He was born in the Southern part of Russia, (the Ukraine nowadays), belonged to the Commonwealth of Poland that epoch. He was … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1634: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, Samhain/Toussaints was celebrated even during the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648), so let’s see what tidings there are for last days of October 1634. Paris, the 29th of October, 1634: “Cardinal the Duke (Cardinal de Richelieu) is going to … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1634: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, there are curious tidings coming from Italy. Today we broadcast gli affari italiani/Italian affairs important for the period of the Thirty Years’ War (1618 -1648). Rome, the 15th of August, 1634: “Last week Sieur Chigi di Sienna, – who … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Anthony the Great /the Hermit

Saint Antony the Great/Antony the Hermit (257-356) is an early Christian ascetic, a founder of the Christian monasticism highly venerated in the Russian Orthodox Church. His steadfastness & force of the Saint Spirit inspire the believers & serve a good example … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1634: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, any war means great adventures. The Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) is not an exception. Let’s follow ones of two our old friends: the General Horn & Ringave Otho Loüis. These brave lads made their dark war deeds completed. … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par L’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 XVII

  Esteemed Readers, prepare to disembark! Take only necessary things as it won’t take us long to stay at the Cape of Capricorn. No spirits are allowed! In fact, there is plenty of wine in cosy Dutch pavilions. Be careful! … Continue reading

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